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Smile Design

Digital Smile Design (DSD), Análisis Digital de la Sonrisa


Digital Smile Design (DSD), Digital Smile Analysis, or smile design, is a revolutionary system that allows us to design the ideal smile for each patient, taking into account their facial characteristics, their movements when speaking, their gestures of expression, etc.

Thanks to digital dentistry techniques, we can now know what the result of a dental treatment will be thanks to the design software.

There is a close relationship between the parameters of the parts of our mouth. Lips, teeth, gums, tongue… all influence the appearance of our smile. Therefore, for this technique, a series of photographs are taken and videos of the patient are filmed, with which an individualised facial and dental aesthetic study is carried out. This makes it possible to visualise the final result of an oral and dental procedure.


The DSD or smile design has a great advantage in all aesthetic dental treatments, whether for natural teeth, implants, orthodontic treatment or tooth whitening. Before starting the aesthetic dental treatment, the team of experts design it digitally and the patient can see it before starting the treatment. But the most interesting thing is that we can try the design directly in the patient’s mouth, without altering any teeth, in a single appointment and at no additional cost.

This system allows the patient to know the details of the process and how their smile will look, being able to give their opinion and participate at all times in order to achieve the desired result.

At Clínica Curull we have great specialists in digital dentistry. Before starting any treatment, both we and our patients are clear about what the final result will be, so that the procedure designed for your case is carried out with total security and confidence.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does smile design consist of?

DSD smile design consists of taking photographs, 3D images and models of the patient and transferring them into a computer programme. The purpose of this digital software is to create a beautiful and aesthetically harmonious smile. To do this, the programme designs customised dental pieces, taking into account the physiognomy of each patient, the movement of their lips when speaking or smiling, the shape of their gums, etc. Once the ideal smile design is obtained, the laboratory is responsible for creating a simulation of the crowns or ceramic veneers that will be tried in the patient’s mouth. Once the patient approves this simulation, we proceed to make the definitive treatment, thus achieving a perfect smile.

What are the benefits of smile design for the patient?

There are several advantages of digital design. Firstly, the patient will be able to visualise on a computer and at the same time try on their mouth a unique mould designed especially for them, to see what their new smile will look like before starting the treatment. This mould or model made especially for them is called a “Mock Up”. This technique increases the patient’s confidence in the treatment and reduces uncertainty about the result, as they can see for themselves how their smile will look beforehand and in their own mouth.

What tests are needed for a digital smile design?

In a single visit, we take an X-ray and an intraoral record using the Itero 3D scanner to find out the shape of your teeth and your occlusion. We also take a series of photographs and a short video to get information about the patient’s face, their movements, the shape of their lips, their gestures when speaking and smiling… With all this information and in just a few hours we can design, with specific software, what the ideal smile would be like, totally personalised.

In which treatments can DSD smile design be used?

It is very useful in all those treatments that are going to affect the aesthetics of the smile and, consequently, the overall image of the patient. With Digital Smile Design, we can plan the future shape and size of the teeth, helping to design the ceramic or composite veneers. In the case of badly worn teeth, it will be essential to evaluate the aesthetics, phonetics, and occlusion. And it is also essential for planning orthodontic treatment or rehabilitations with fully accurate implant-supported prostheses and much safer, minimally invasive and computer-guided interventions.

Our patients Say

Georgina (Tarragona)

“They keep telling me: Georgina, what a beautiful smile you have!”

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Cinta (Tarragona)

“Thanks to the treatment, I now smile with confidence and peace of mind.”

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Albert (Tarragona)

“I have gained a lot of confidence. I finally speak without fear!”

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Other Dental aesthetic treatments

Metal-free crowns and bridges

These solutions are indicated when teeth suffer considerable damage or fracture and cannot be solved with a veneer.

Gum Aesthetics

Periodontitis or pyorrhoea causes red, swollen and bleeding gums. It is solved with appropriate periodontal treatment.

Invisible orthodontics

The invisible orthodontic technique using the Invisalign system is ideal for adult patients. It can be used to correct dental malpositions without the usual metal braces.

Facial aesthetics

We can improve the appearance of the smile by filling facial, perioral and lip wrinkles with hyaluronic acid.